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Aluminum Drive Shaft Slip Joint Issue

BananaWagon

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https://youtu.be/xSGPpqjKer0
I recorded a video above so you can see what I am talking about.

I want to know if anyone has a picture of the inside of the slip joint. I am afraid that if I take this apart to investigate that it won't go back together. I am not prepared to drop some $$ to possibly buy a new shaft if that is the case.
Anyone have any insight. The shaft is all aluminum and am not sure on if this shaft can be fixed or do I have to buy another shaft?
 
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I'm not sure how the portion under the rubber cover is constructed. BUT I can see motion where the u-joint and end of the shaft join where there shouldn't be any. Fix [replace] the u-joint first before going any farther.
 

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...I can see motion where the u-joint and end of the shaft join where there shouldn't be any. Fix [replace] the u-joint first before going any farther.
I have checked both the joints and they are in good shape, no play. The movement you see in the U-joint is just pivoting on a normal axis. All of the play is in the slip.
 

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You can either ignore it, (it will get worse) or replace it


There is nothing you can do to repair it.



I posted the same answer on YouTube

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